Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Farny, Natalie

Abstract

Over 200 million people worldwide rely on water sources that are contaminated with arsenic, which is detrimental to human health. We designed two simple genetic circuits to detect and bioremediate arsenic in a cheap and effective manner. When these genetic circuits are incorporated into a S. epidermidis biofilm to form a filter, the biofilm will fluoresce in the presence of arsenic and chelate arsenic ions to remove them from water, thereby improving human health.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

BIO

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